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Outskirts Press Announces Ability to Sleep on Toilet Required, the Latest Highly-Anticipated Humorous Stories Book from Alturas, FL Author Diane Hart Sandin

Miami, FL, August 09, 2008 --( Outskirts Press, Inc. has published Ability to Sleep On Toilet Required by Diane Hart Sandin, which is the author’s most recent book to date. The 6.14 x 9.21 paperback in the Humorous Stories category is available worldwide on book retailer websites such as Amazon and Barnes & Noble for a suggested retail price of $13.95. The webpage at was launched simultaneously with the book’s publication.

About the Book (Excerpts & Info)

Living with a disability sure is hard work. But contrary to popular belief, it's really not the end of the world. Oooo I can just hear the grumbling now. That there woman is just plain crazy.

On April 30th, 1975, my life was turned inside out when I became the victim of a horrific car crash. My body and face had to be reconstructed and so was my soul. I now faced life from a wheelchair.

I always thought I would write “about it” but looking around, many others have done so. They all have courageous, inspiring tales to tell and I really didn’t want to do that. Don’t get me wrong. I have lots of respect for those who relive those nightmares and are able to share it with the world.

But what about plain old every day life? What about the regular things like errant toilet seats, negotiating thongs, the total terror of resuming "intimate" moments or just the adventures of ageing and not liking it one bit. The result is this collection of short stories. Just the facts told from a wacky perspective. No pity, self or otherwise, allowed...maybe just a little whinning is ok.

My accident turned out to one of those secret blessings and I view it as such.

Some day I’ll write about the other side.

Deftly constructed at 177 pages, Ability to Sleep On Toilet Required is being aggressively promoted to appropriate markets with a focus on the Humorous Stories category. With U.S. wholesale distribution through Ingram and Baker & Taylor, and pervasive online availability through Amazon, Barnes & Noble and elsewhere, Ability to Sleep On Toilet Required meets consumer demand through both retail and library markets with a suggested retail price of $13.95.

Additionally, Ability to Sleep On Toilet Required can be ordered by retailers or wholesalers for the maximum trade discount price set by the author in quantities of ten or more from the Outskirts Press wholesale online bookstore at

ISBN: 9781432728359
Format: 6.14 x 9.21 paperback
SRP: $13.95

For more information or to contact the author, visit

About the Author

Diane (Dee) Hart Sandin marks her debut as an author with this offbeat collection of short stories. Ability to Sleep on Toilet Required is the culmination of observations and adventures experienced first hand by the author, stories infused with humor, sort of living on the edge and perhaps slightly tinged with madness. Welcome to her world. Relax and enjoy the ride.

Dee lives in Florida with her very patient hubby Tim "Tavy" Sandin.

About Outskirts Press, Inc.

Outskirts Press offers turn-key, custom book publishing services for authors seeking a cost-effective, fast, and flexible way to publish and distribute their books while retaining all their rights and full creative control. Available globally at and located on the outskirts of Denver, Colorado, Outskirts Press, Inc. represents the future of book publishing, today.


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